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Disappearing Stories

ABOUT PROJECT

“Disappearing Stories” is a miniseries based on real-life tales of senior citizens, created in the format of Instagram stories. Each episode disappears after 24 hours – just like the lives of residents at nursing homes melt away without our attention.

Millions of senior citizens in nursing homes live in oblivion. They need our attention to sustain their will to live. But young people are not interested; they perceive elderly people in nursing homes as irrelevant, devoid of any interest, insignificant.

So we decided to tell the stories of elderly people in a way that’s relevant to a young audience – by using Instagram as a medium.

We posted 9 episodes as separate Instagram stories. The videos carry a powerful message and invite viewers to share the stories as a way of keeping them “alive”, and encourages young people to volunteer in nursing homes. Unless shared, our stories disappear forever, just like elderly people do.

One of the key challenges we faced was filming the series in the Instagram stories native format. We prepared thoroughly, carried out research with real-life heroes – and then filmed all of this in a vertical format.

Total reach 38,5M+
More volunteer applications 7 TIMES
Views 12,5M+

Advertising Awards

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White Square —
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Webby —
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D&AD —
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One Show —
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Golden Drum —
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Red Apple —
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ADCR —
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ADC100 —
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White Square —
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Webby —
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D&AD —
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One Show —
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Golden Drum —
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Red Apple —
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ADCR —
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Film Festivals & Awards


Disappearing Stories

2020, web-series

T.O. Web Fest (Toronto, Canada) Best Web Series
New Media Film Festival (LA, USA) Grand-Prix
Berlin Web Fest (Berlin, Germany) Best Drama, Best Cinematography
Montreal Digital Web Fest (Montreal, Canada) Best Director
Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (Baltimore, USA) Best Drama
Sicily Web Fest (Sicily, Italy) Best Screenplay
CLAM Catalonia Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain) Best Film
Rio Web Fest (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound
"Break for Film” Festival (St.Petersburg, Russia) Special Prize
LAPMA International Film Festival (Perm, Russia) Special Prize “World without war”
Moscow Film Festival "Let’s live" (Moscow, Russia)
Seriencamp Festival (Munich, Germany)
NYC Web Series Festival (New York, USA)
«Telemaniya» Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Social Machinery Film Festival (Italy)
Ozerov International Military Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Seoul Webfest (Seoul, South Korea)
Social World Film Festival (Naples, Italy)
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CREDITS

Creative & production: Mozga Studio

Creative directors: Oleg Ageychev, Andrew Ushakov

Art director: Alexander Chumachenko

Copywriter: Darya Ushakova

Directors: Oleg Ageychev, Alexander Gornovsky

Cinematographers: Dmitry Bagin, Sergey Baskoev

Executive producers: Alfiia Shakirzyanova, Tatyana Ernezax

CAST

Evgeny Tkachuk
Eldar Kalimulin
Alexey Vakarchuk
Yana Esipovich
Serafima Ogareva
Sonya Priss
Alisa Mironova
Fedor Pokrass
Julia Andreeva
Tatyana Mukhina
Evgenia Lykova
Anna Melnikova
Sergey Demidov
Rosa Shmukler
Ilya Pavlov
Alexey Boroshin
Valeria Orlova
Maria Furina
Sofya Mironova
Veronika Mironova